Category: History

Nepotism is a problem, but entitlement is a bigger one.

The death of the actor Sushant Singh Rajput sparked a row on Nepotism. However, let’s go to the root of Nepotism and analyze it objectively, especially in the...

Was Draupadi Vastraharan in Mahabharata ‘enough’ for Kurukshetra war?

I have often heard a casual comment regarding Draupadi Vastraharan in Mahabharata, that ‘Kurukshetra war happened only for a woman’. Firstly, it would have...

Learning from stars: Arundhati-Vashishtha

Ancient lessons from Arundhati-Vashishtha The wisdom that Indian sages possessed in unparalleled in the annals of mankind. However, even though some traditions developed...

Series Review: The Forgotten Army- Azaadi ke liye

It was under Clement Atlee’s rule, that India gained Independence. In 1956, this former Premier of UK visited India. When his host, the then chief justice of...

Series Review: Rise of the empires:Ottoman

The Ottomans and Khilafat With the end of world war I in 1919, a movement named as Khilafat movement emerged in the Indian subcontinent. This movement was against the...

An assessment of Chatrapati Shivaji’s greatness

‘What’s the difference between my ancestor Afzal Khan and Shivaji?’ asked my schoolmate. For privacy reasons, I cannot disclose his name. But let me...

Maharana Pratap and his dilemma of Dharma

Maharana Pratap: the descendant of Rama न भीतो मरणादस्मि केवलं दूषितो यश These principles have been a guiding light...

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

The conqueror in Elon Musk The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do~ Steve Jobs. 2300 years ago a young man named Alexander...

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From Ganga ji to Gandhi ji: Remembering the Mahatma

The two tales of Ganga Ji and Gandhi Ji In his Great India Novel, Dr Shashi Tharoor created a fictional but comparative narrative between the Mahabharata and the Indian...

Apollo Mission Anniversary: Remembering Edwin Aldrin

The Firsts They say that the world always remembers the ‘first’. This is certainly true with Apollo Mission of NASA when mankind first set its foot on the...